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lovehurts
on 9/6/21 10:03 pm
Topic: RE: OHIP? Manulife?

Hi there. How much if the gastric band in USA? How do we get ohip to cover our hospital stay in the US. Has any of you ladies gain the weight back and how much did you lose? Any problems with eating after to nausea/ vomiting. Thank you.

Carol M.
on 8/30/21 10:29 am - TX
Topic: RE: Brain Fog, Dizziness & Light-Headedness

Just curious....how do you know it is not dumping? Eating anything will trigger the body to release insulin. In reality your diet may not be handling the amount of insulin being released at this point. The only way to know is to check you blood glucose before eating the first bite of meal and then at one hour after, then at 2 hours after. If your blood glucose level is lower than 70 at either time after after a meal, it is likely dumping syndrome. I am a Type 2 Diabetic. For the first 3 years after surgery I no longer had to take meds for it. That has slowly changed overtime. But I was checking my Blood Glucose during those 3 years. And I had episodes after eating at times resulting in what you describe and on 3-4 occasions actually put me into convulsions and temporary paralysis where I could not even reach my phone with Blood Glucose readings in the 30's after I had recovered a little. I live alone so this was a real dangerous situation for me. But I would not have really realized what was happening if I hadn't been able to monitor my glucose levels. It takes some bodies longer to adjust and for us to recognize and identify what may be causing our issues. Good Luck.

Carol , East Texas
(deactivated member)
on 8/28/21 6:59 pm
Topic: RE: Brain Fog, Dizziness & Light-Headedness

How do you feel about meditation and books that help you think better?

Diminishing Dawn
on 7/5/21 3:59 am, edited 7/8/21 7:36 pm - Windsor, Canada
Topic: Yearly update 15 years post op

13+years post op RNY. first year blog here or My LongTimer blog. Tummy Tuck Dr. Matic 2014 -Ohip funded panni Windsor WLS support group.message me anytime!
HW:290 LW:139 RW: 167 CW: 145

DiBrain
on 6/26/21 9:30 am, edited 6/26/21 10:44 pm
Topic: RE: Dental Work Before Surgery

There won't be any problems, don't worry. If you don't have serious dental issues that require more care and attention from a specialist, there won't be any risks. I'm more than sure you could use some help from https://www.bridgedentalsmiles.co.uk/treatments/dental-impla nts/. This dentist will definitely be able to tell you about all the issues related to this case. I go to them all the time because I trust the health of my teeth and mouth. The result of their work I have already seen, and it was pretty high quality. Considering that they can perform some procedures before the surgery, you shouldn't have any problems.

Sassy75
on 6/16/21 1:36 pm - North York, Canada
Topic: RE: Dr Glazer gave the go ahead for revision!

Did you get your date? What are you having a revision from and to?

    

Surgery date August 11, 2014 gastric sleeve with Dr. Rotstein at St.Mike's

starting weight 309 4 months out 237

Leslie W.
on 6/14/21 3:48 pm - Cobourg, Canada
Topic: RE: Ontario Revision Process

Just saw your reply. Had my RNY at Toronto Western. As your GP for a referral to the Bariatric registry. Another option is to ask GP for a referral for a gastroscopy to check out your pouch. Also you can ask for a referral to a dietician to review your intake. My GP is part of the NFFT and I have access to a Dietician. While you wait for your referral start tracking intake. Cut out one bad food at a time. You've done it before and you can do it again.

Keep me posted

    
Referral: August 2010 Orientation TWH: May 25, 2011  NP: June 8/11, f/u sleep clinic June 7, abd u/s June 14, SW: June 28/11  Nutrition Class: July 5/11, Dietician Aug 09, Psychologist Aug 25 Surgeon Sept 16th Surgery Date: Oct 11/11 HW:287, Opti wt: 260 SW: 242
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investigator77
on 6/1/21 8:41 pm - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Topic: RE: Ontario Revision Process

Hi Leslie: I had my surgery 11 years ago as well, and have gained back all the weight I lost, plus another 10 pounds. What hospital did you have your surgery at? I went to Barix Clinic in Ypsilanti, MI. I'm afraid to confront my demons, and feel helpless to change, because of chronic pain that I am in. Long story. XO Nancy Oh! And BTW I'm in Brighton!

Obesity Help Support Group Leader

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elisabeth1968
on 5/18/21 8:01 pm - toronto, Canada
Topic: RE: Panniculectomy Approval/Questions about Abdominalplasty

Congratulations I'm sorry I just read your post as I am not on the site too often any more. I had my RNY 5 years ago and a Pani 2 years ago.
I hope that you are healing and doing well. You will feel amazing.

Leslie W.
on 5/17/21 9:11 pm - Cobourg, Canada
Topic: RE: Orientation session scheduled at Providence

Went through TWH in 2011. I think all sites are similar. they want to make sure you are making positive changes. Cutting out the junk food, soda, alcohol. You want to work towards 3 healthy meals and snacks. Decrease carbs and fat.

Easiest is to to strat tracking what you eat.

As well what diet plans you have tried etc...

Good luck in your journey

    
Referral: August 2010 Orientation TWH: May 25, 2011  NP: June 8/11, f/u sleep clinic June 7, abd u/s June 14, SW: June 28/11  Nutrition Class: July 5/11, Dietician Aug 09, Psychologist Aug 25 Surgeon Sept 16th Surgery Date: Oct 11/11 HW:287, Opti wt: 260 SW: 242
My Angel is Sheri TK   
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